Elaine Alquist

Born Aug 21, 1944

Elaine Kontominas Alquist is currently a Democratic State Senator from California's 13th Senate District. Prior to serving in the Senate, she served in the State Assembly for 6 years. The 13th Senate District (SD 13) is the heart of Silicon Valley in Santa Clara County and includes the cities of San Jose, Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, Mountain View and Gilroy. She has been in office since December 2004.… Read More

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  • Ending The School To Prison Pipeline
    Campus Progressive - Jul 01, 2013
  • Scramble To Pass Bills Is On
    The Sacramento Bee - Aug 06, 2012
  • California Lawmakers May Intervene For Third Nfl Stadium
    LATimes - Jul 26, 2012
  • New California Laws Now In Effect
    Calabasas Patch - Jul 03, 2012


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1944 Birth Born on August 21, 1944.


1966 21 Years Old Alquist graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from MacMurray College in 1966 and a Master of Arts degree from Washington University in St. Louis in 1967. … Read More


1981 36 Years Old In 1981, she served as PTA President and then beginning in 1983 served eight years as a member and then President of the Board of Education of the Cupertino Union School District. … Read More


1996 51 Years Old Senator Alquist was elected to the California State Assembly's 22nd District in November 1996, and was re-elected to two consecutive terms in November 1998 and 2000.
2004 59 Years Old Senator Alquist was elected to the California State Senate in November 2004 and is currently serving as State Senator for District 13.


2008 63 Years Old Senator Alquist was re-elected to a second term in 2008.
2012 67 Years Old Her current term ends in 2012.
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